Billy Mehmet: The West Ham graduate and St Mirren legend who has played around the world

Billy Mehmet was part of the golden generation who came through the West Ham United academy. Whilst the forward was at the club, he played with the likes of Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand, it's no wonder it's become known as the Academy of Football. Although he may not have played …

Q&A with former Servette forward Connor Bell

Connor Bell is currently focussed on helping his local side South Shields achieve promotion from the Northern Premier League but two seasons ago, he was playing football away from his homeland. Having spent time with Rotherham United in his youth days, Bell finished his footballing education with Wrexham before having a successful spell on loan …

Peter Ramage: From living the dream to making it happen again

By Oliver Stevenson It’s just turned 5am but already Peter Ramage is on the road. The former Newcastle, QPR, Crystal Palace and Phoenix Rising defender is now assistant manager of the USL Championship side, which is the second division in the American footballing pyramid. Peter joined the coaching staff shortly after the culmination of the …

Why are English Footballers in Such High Demand?

By James Over the last ten years teams in the Premier League have been pumping money into their youth academies. There’s been a real push towards promoting homegrown youth, and building a team around top quality, home-grown talent. But still, young players in the Premier League’s academies can’t get enough game time at their parent …

USL League One preview

On Friday night, America's new fully-professional third tier will kick off. The USL League One was announced in April 2017 and now two years on, it is ready to begin with ten teams, five of which are newly-formed. The new division will sit below MLS and the USL Championship, although of course there is no …

Benjamin Agyeman-Badu: Moving abroad at 18 and experiencing cultural differences in Serbia and Slovenia

It has been less than two years since Benjamin Agyeman-Badu, also known as Ben Badu, was released by Blackpool at the age of 18. Some players may have dropped into non-league or returned to education in that time but that hasn't been the case for the young winger. He has played abroad in two different …

Noah Alexandersson: The hot prospect born in Warrington to a Swedish legend

Being the son of one of your country's most legendary footballers may come with a lot of expectation but for Noah Alexandersson, he's never wanted anything else than to follow in his father's footsteps and he is already making progress on that dream. "For as long as I can remember, becoming a professional footballer like …